Forced-unionism allows union bosses to forcibly take dues from a politically diverse group of workers and then give hundreds of millions every year almost exclusively to one political partyGOP introduces anti-union bill Mar 08, 2011
No American should be forced to join a union and pay dues to get a job in this countryGOP introduces anti-union bill Mar 08, 2011
The deal Congress just passed over conservative objections has already had its obvious effect, the loss of America's credibility around the worldDeMint calls for Geithner's resignation Aug 06, 2011
I don't think there's any room to negotiate on raising taxes, particularly on smaller businessesTemporary tax cut extension on the table Nov 14, 2010
There certainly will be disruption, but this is not a deadline we should rush and make a bad dealUnder the U.S. Supreme Court: Can Obama raise the debt limit by himself? Jul 31, 2011
James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leader in the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005.
DeMint was born in Greenville, South Carolina, one of four children. His parents, Betty W. (née Rawlings) and Thomas Eugene DeMint, divorced when he was five years old. Following the divorce, Betty DeMint operated a dance studio out of the family's home.
DeMint was educated at Christ Church Episcopal School and Wade Hampton High School in Greenville. DeMint played drums for a cover band called Salt & Pepper. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Clemson University.